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Old 07-15-18, 09:49 PM
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What's a good anxiety med to pair with a stimulant?

I'm diagnosed with both Generalized Anxiety and ADHD. I've been having positive results with adderall when it comes to my mood and having my thoughts together as well as not feeling physically sick when I'm anxious. I'm still having a problem with avoiding things that make me uneasy or unsure for no good reason, which defeats the purpose of finally having energy and plans together.

Does anyone have experience with having anxiety meds with a stimulant?
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Old 07-18-18, 12:47 AM
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Re: What's a good anxiety med to pair with a stimulant?

My advice on this might not be popular. I from experience believe ADHD/ADD is very well treated with meds like Vyvanse/Adderall etc. However not so for depression AND anxiety. These 2 beasts I dont know why but medicine is way behind on them.

The major problem I get is, that the meds for Anxiety and Depression, they "counter" the effect of ADD meds. For me personally ADD treatment takes precedence, so I dont use my anxiety and depression meds. So far in my experience, Gabapentin works the best - though its really the case of a queen or king among the blind.

I recently tried Ashwaghanda which pleasantly surprised me. It makes you very care free, but I am going to be using it for some time to form a permanent opinion to ensure it doesn't rob me from the stimulant. Hope this helps.


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I'm diagnosed with both Generalized Anxiety and ADHD. I've been having positive results with adderall when it comes to my mood and having my thoughts together as well as not feeling physically sick when I'm anxious. I'm still having a problem with avoiding things that make me uneasy or unsure for no good reason, which defeats the purpose of finally having energy and plans together.

Does anyone have experience with having anxiety meds with a stimulant?
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Re: What's a good anxiety med to pair with a stimulant?

I take buspar which takes a while to work. But one day I woke up and realized I didnt feel that undertone of flight or fight anxiety. Its not meant for acute panic attacks though.
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Re: What's a good anxiety med to pair with a stimulant?

I've not heard many good things about Buspar---mostly that it doesn't work.
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Re: What's a good anxiety med to pair with a stimulant?

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I take buspar which takes a while to work. But one day I woke up and realized I didnt feel that undertone of flight or fight anxiety. Its not meant for acute panic attacks though.
I don't get panic attacks, I just get nervous about every little thing. So even though I'm in a better mood and thinking clearly on Adderall, I still avoid things that make me uneasy
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Re: What's a good anxiety med to pair with a stimulant?

I am using cymbalta along with buspar.
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